Circular economy: New coalition launched for Latin America and the Caribbean

The Regional Coalition on Circular Economy will support access to financing by governments and the private sector, with special emphasis on small and medium businesses

Action plan launched to restore ecosystems in Latin America and the Caribbean

The plan aims to revert the negative impacts of degradation that are already underway as well as those that are likely to emerge in the near future

Vestas bags 534MW order for ‘largest wind project in Latin America’

The order will support the second stage of a wind park complex of more than 1GW

BEIS and IFC seek innovative sustainable cooling solutions

With 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions coming from cooling, new solutions are critically needed to address the climate footprint of growing demand

‘First concentrated solar thermal plant’ in Latin America reaches molten salt milestone

The salts from the Chilean desert have the capacity to conserve up to 17.5 extra hours of energy captured throughout the day

Latin American firm Sunco Capital commences solar projects in Spain

On completion, the 83MW projects will power around 50,000 houses and reduce carbon emissions by 35,000 tonnes annually

Latin America pledges to hit 70% renewables by 2030

Colombia’s Energy Minister Maria Fernanda Suarez said the region aims to bring the clean proportion of its mix to more than double what the EU is planning to install

World Bank issues record $1.4bn catastrophe bond

The World Bank has launched a $1.4 billion (£1bn) sustainable development bond covering earthquakes in Latin America. It is said to be the largest earthquake catastrophe bond on record and will provide earthquake relief for Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. The bond highlights four of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which includes good […]

UK provides £62m to combat deforestation in Latin America

The UK Government has announced two projects to help combat deforestation in Latin America. It is investing £19 million in the Partnerships for Forests (P4F) fund for projects in Brazil, Colombia and Peru to protect the Amazon Rainforest. It has pledged a further £43 million in the REDD for Early Movers (REM) initiative, in partnership […]

UK and Latin America team up on biodiversity

A new project aims to promote co-operation between biodiversity researchers across the UK and six Latin American countries. Funded by the British Council’s Newton Fund and in partnership with the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), Researcher Links aims to enhance scientific collaboration by promoting an international exchange of researchers between universities in UK, Mexico, Colombia, […]

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